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What to pack for trip to Italy in April

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What to pack for trip to Italy in April

Can someone tell me if dresses and sweaters will work. Also planning to wear jeans And sweaters. Do I need a heavy coat or will a jacket suffice. Any info you can give me would be great. Leaving April 12. Thanks!

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1. Re: What to pack for trip to Italy in April

Check the weather report a few days before you leave and set your packing accordingly. No one can really predict the fickleness of Mother Nature. Good, comfortable, well broken into shoes and an umbrella are always handy.

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2. Re: What to pack for trip to Italy in April

"Italy" covers a wide range of possibilities but in any case, we simply can't tell what the weather will be doing on any given date. However, in my opinion, a raincoat (preferably with hood) under which you can wear extra sweaters if necessary provides more flexibility than a heavy coat. Layers are generally the way to go.

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3. Re: What to pack for trip to Italy in April

I certainly wouldn't expect you to want a heavy coat; a light/medium jacket should suffice. I'll second the need for good walking shoes.

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4. Re: What to pack for trip to Italy in April

Sherri, I would suggest that you think in terms of layers, having everything from thin long sleeve tops to sweaters, and a rain coat, just in case. Jeans are fine (I prefer the kind that look like slacks, so they are more versatile in terms of use). Dresses are a little more of a liability, since you would need to bring shoes that do not look odd but are still comfortable for walking, sweater or a jacket, or a coat that go with a dress and, perhaps, tights if the weather is cool. I did bring skirts, tights and boots to wear to dinner when we traveled to Venice in December. As you may note, I am a little more into style then perhaps someone else, who may suggest that you bring whatever you feel comfortable in. ;)

About the weather - it is just about as predictable as the stock market, so you need to be prepared. It is not bloody likely to be hot, so I would probably not worry about bringing summer clothes.

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5. Re: What to pack for trip to Italy in April

My biggest question is shoes. I was planning on bringing comfortable mid-thigh leather boots. Will this be appropriate, at least for night time? Or will Italian women have put there boots away by April 14? Thanks for any help.

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